Why he was chosen: The Sullivan senior saw his streak of consecutive at-bats with a hit come to an end last week against Clinton, but not before he set what might be an insurmountable state record of 20.
Each school year, we extend invitations to the best and brightest high school student-athletes for Picture Days at The News-Gazette. Each school year, we're amazed by the response.
Player, School Pos. Rec. WP
A. Scaggs, Centennial No. 3 9-0 1.000
Zheng, Centennial No. 2 7-0 1.000
S. Guo, University High No. 6 5-0 1.000
Soon-to-be retired Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner will handle one final chat during his distinguished career here at The News-Gazette. Who was the greatest athlete he ever saw? The greatest coach? The greatest team? What's going on the area spring sports scene in 2015? Nothing is off limits in Kroner's give-and-take.
■ Cissna Park 4, Momence 3. Devon Laubscher went 3 for 3 to collect all three of the Timberwolves’ hits in the Sangamon Valley Conference home win for Cissna Park (10-15).
Retiring executive sports editor FRED KRONER has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he’ll share his most memorable stories:
There seems to be a perception that when an individual or a team is anointed as the best at something, then everyone else is chopped liver.
Let’s quickly set that myth to rest.
■ St. Thomas More 4, Fisher 0. Brandon Taylor pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out six, for the host Sabers. Carson Kasbergen and Harrison York had two hits apiece for STM (10-13). Fisher’s Brett Cagle struck out five in 51/3 innings.
■ Centennial 13, Danville 5. Quin Nottingham had a pair of doubles and swiped two bases as the Chargers topped the Vikings. Tristan Wolfe smashed a double for the Vikings.
Bulletin board: News & notes from around the area
IBCA honors area coaches
NORMAL — Eighteen head coaches from the area or with area connections received Coach of the Year awards on Saturday from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Blue Ridge baseball
Why he was chosen: Williamson flashed his versatility last week in a pair of Heart of Illinois Conference wins for the Knights. He went 3 for 4 with three RBI in a victory against Heyworth and followed that up with two hits while throwing a two-hitter to beat Ridgeview.